Why are so many college students returning home?
Kids are applying to college, getting in, and beginning freshman year — and then dropping out in record numbers. Here are the top reasons why.
13 signs of scholarship scams
Keep your teen's scholarship-seeking on track and your financial information safe by watching out for these red flags.
Is taking a gap year the new redshirting?
Years ago, parents struggled over when their kids would be socially, emotionally, and cognitively ready for kindergarten. Now it's a similar question, but about leaving for college.
Visiting colleges — even when you can’t go in person
College visits are an essential part of the application process. Use these tips to make these visits happen — even if you can’t afford to be there in person.
The 5 best college admissions books
Here are our top picks for books that lead you through the college admissions process. (And don’t panic, they’re all relatively fast and fun reads.)
The new SAT
With the biggest revision in three decades and a new suite of free online test prep tools, the new SAT is a different experience.
Straight-A students in remedial classes — unprepared by their high schools to succeed in college
High schoolers do the hard work to reach their dream of attending college only to find themselves in remedial classes because high school left them unprepared.
The "best" high school?
Why the most competitive high school may not be right for your teen.
Minority students and STEM
Local program with links to UC Berkeley and Stanford strives to close STEM achievement gap.
Why is algebra so important?
Algebra is known as a gatekeeper subject, so when should your child take it?
Ten ways to jump-start college planning
Help your child take the right steps from middle school forward to prepare for college.
Cool careers spotlight: dental hygienist
Promote health and beauty in a career that's projected to grow steadily through 2024.
6 ways to improve a college essay
Your child has written a draft (or a few drafts) of their college essay — but it's not quite there. Here are six tips for helping your child hone, strengthen, and polish their essay.
42 up-and-coming careers that don’t require a 4-year college degree (and 10 to avoid)
Taking the ACT and SAT on a budget
College admissions fees — for tests, test prep, and college applications — add up fast. Here’s a way to cut costs.
The best low-cost and free tools to help get your child into college
Before you get lost in the jungle of college applications, you should know about these four services.